Christopher P. Hammon

Shareholder || Miami

Chris Hammon practices in the areas of labor and employment litigation, arbitration, counseling, and investigation.  He represents management in all variety of employment disputes before federal and state courts and administrative agencies and before various arbitral tribunals.  Mr. Hammon also provides human resources counseling advice to employers on compliance and employee management and relations issues.

Mr. Hammon is co-chair of the firm’s Hospitality Industry Group and has experience representing employers in a wide range of industries, with particular expertise in the transportation, hospitality, and health care fields.  Mr. Hammon also has significant expertise assisting domestic employers with labor and employment issues relating to their operations abroad, and with counseling foreign companies on compliance issues involving their U.S. operations.

Mr. Hammon lectures frequently on a variety of labor and employment law topics. He is fluent in Spanish, being a native speaker of that language.

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Mr. Hammon has successfully:

  • Handled numerous discrimination, retaliation, and harassment cases for large national retailers
  • Represented nationwide retailer in wage and hour class action
  • Represented national health care clients in various discrimination, retaliation, and whistleblower cases
  • Conducted independent harassment and discrimination investigations for nationwide clients in variety of industries
  • Provided ongoing counseling and advice to large, medium, and small businesses on compliance with labor and employment laws
  • Provided ongoing advice on restructuring, employment issues to several family offices and related businesses
  • Represented national and local clients (small and large ) in wage and hour investigations by U.S. Department of Labor

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 1999
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Florida International University, 1994

Admittance to Practice

  • Florida
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First and Eleventh Circuits

Professional Activities

  • Georgetown National Law Alumni Board
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • National Hispanic Bar Association

Speeches

  • Connections 2013 - "You're Not The Boss Of Me: Regulating Employee Conduct On And Off The Job" - Las Vegas - March 13, 2013
  • Ultimate Software HR Interactive Conference - "Protecting Your Organization as Administrative Agencies Expand Their Reach and Power" - Hollywood - March 13, 2012
  • Ultimate Software HR Interactive Conference - "Managing Social Media in the Workplace" - Boca Raton - March 3, 2011
  • Business & Legal Resources/Employer Resource Institute - "HR Department of One" - webinar - February 11, 2011
  • Client Seminar - "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Other Labor and Employment Hot Topics" - Orlando - September 27, 2010
  • Ogletree Deakins Employment Law Seminar - "Managing Pay Decisions After the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act" - Hollywood - July 22, 2009
  • Client Seminar - "The Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: What You Really Need to Know" - Miami - May 27, 2009
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - "Labor and Employment Issues in the Caribbean Basin" - Miami - May 11, 2009
  • Lorman Seminar - "Employment Law From A to Z" - Miami - May 18, 2008
  • Lorman Seminar - "Managing Time Off: Employee Family, Medical and Other Leaves of Absence and the Labor and Employment Laws" - Miami - December 5, 2007
  • Greater Miami SHRM - "Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law for Managers, Executives, and Human Resources Managers" - Miami - July 12, 2007
  • Lorman Seminar - "Employment Law From A to Z" - Miami - May 23, 2007
  • December 15, 2014 - SHRM.org - "Comments About Accent Not Enough to Support National Origin Claim"
  • June 20, 2013 - SHRM.org - "State Employee Drug Testing Program Found Unconstitutional"
  • March 2006 - Working in a Global Economy: A Guide for Multinational Companies on the Long Reach of U.S. Law - "Getting the Deal Through: Labour & Employment"
  • 1998 - 35 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 943 - "Mail and Wire Fraud: Thirteenth Survey of White Collar Crime"
  • May 6, 2011 - SHRM.org - "E-Mail Training Needed to Avoid Cyber Battles"
  • March 31, 2011 - South Florida Business Journal - "As Workforce Shrinks, Potential for Discrimination Litigation Rises"
  • May 11, 2009 - SHRM Legal Issues - "Caribbean Employment Law: More Than a Puddle Jumper Away"
  • Best Lawyers Award Badge
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2009-present)
  • Florida Super Lawyer (2011-2014), and Florida Rising Stars (2009) by Super Lawyer Magazine
  • “Top Lawyer in South Florida” for labor and employment law (2010, 2012, 2013) by South Florida Legal Guide
  • Labor & Employment – Top Lawyers (2010)
  • Top Lawyers by Practice Area – Labor and Employment Management by South Florida Legal Guide (2015)
  • South Florida Legal Guide — Top Lawyers in South Florida (2011, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Order of the Coif
  • Editor in Chief, American Criminal Law Review

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